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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great place for lunch. At lunch I highly recommend the lasagna but if you want meatballs, do not get the spaghetti and meatballs. It’s more like spaghetti and meatball. They give you a whole bunch of pasta and one meatball. Instead you should get...the meatball appetizer which gives you more meatballs.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 1, 2024

We went in the evening but I can tell during peak season around Lake Erie this place is fun! It's in an outdoor shopping center with man-made small lakes. The atmosphere outside is beautiful. Going inside, the place isn't large but inviting. It is loud...especially when there are a lot of people. Ask to sit at a booth or along the wall. If you get a table in the middle, the servers are constantly moving and it's a traffic jam near the tables in the middle. My friends and I didn't get an appetizer but instead dinner and dessert. The meals don't come with soup or salad. There are no side salads either so we split a regular size salad into 3 portions, which was just enough. My friend and I had Lobster Al Forno. Lobster pieces were delicious. Pasta itself tasted out of a box. The dish is also baked before serving so the pasta tasted dry. Our other friend had Chicken Marsala. She said it wasn't bad. I tasted it as well. The chicken is very good. Sauce felt too thick and it was interesting there were no capers. Felt like something was missing. We had Raspberry Sorbet, Bread Pudding and Tiramisu for dessert. Tiramisu looked different. Not like the typical way you see it, felt more deconstructed. I didn't taste as much coffee flavor. I had the Raspberry Sorbet. It was good but could've used more flavor. My friend had the Bread Pudding. That tasted good and is rich in flavor. Overall, good experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 29, 2024 via mobile

We were visiting from out of town and needed a restaurant for dinner. TripAdvisor ranked this #1 in the area so we thought we’d try it out. It did not disappoint! I had the Eggplant Parmigiana and my husband had homemade mushroom ravioli. Both were...extremely flavorful and delicious. If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 13, 2024

We visited for the first time this despite the fact that we come to Port Clinton often.vWe thought it would be safe to try without a reservation as it was the day after Labor Day and boy were we wrong the place was very busy...and people waiting outside.We were offered a table in the bar area and after about 15 min we were seated. The Decor is very Tuscan and I loved the lighting and warm wood surfaces.Once we were seated our server was very prompt with warm bread and olive oil and a seasoning mix.The menu has lots of choices all sounding excellent.We started with a wonderful caprese salad with Buratta cheese and then tried the tomato bisque also great .The entree was Chicken Marsala rich and delicious.The service was great the ambiance was lovely and the food outstanding we will be back .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 15, 2023

Both the food and the service were excellent. I had the Pick 2 and chose the Tomato and Shrimp Soup and the Lasagna. It was the perfect lunch! Their tiramisu was served in a martini glass and was also very fine. The service was attentive...but not intrusive. Give it a try!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 24, 2023

Our server Kimberly was truly amazing. Some of the best customer service I've ever experienced. She was so insightful and helpful. Her personality was amazing. The GM was extremely personable and made us feel right at home. The food was exquisite and the drinks were...on par. The best dirty martini.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 30, 2023

Awful. I can't imagine spending money here again. The ONLY thing going for it is the cute pools outside as if that were enough to recommend it. Everyone at our table thought they were overcharged. This dinner was a year ago, we still talk about...how bad it was. You won't find us coming back. I hope their management takes a second look at the quality of food they are serving and provides a better offering.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 8, 2023 via mobile

Such yummy food. The quality of food was fantastic. Portions were appropriate for cost. Service was good but there was a lot of lag time. We arrived around 2:00 and sat at the bar.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 6, 2023

We were 10 minutes early for 5:30 reservations we had to wait till 5:30. Our server was over loaded on tables. We got our appetizers in good time she never checked back to see how the food was. We ordered our meals the kids got...there’s in hood time. We didn’t get our meals till 6:35 the kids were done way before we got our meals! They over salt the food so much it was hard yo eat! Mine was do runny in the cheese sauce and the bow tie noodles were hardly cooked! We were never offered shaved cheese or how the food tasted!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023

Nice restaurant in a slightly out of the way location. Great food and good service. Nice ambiance inside and outside.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023

This restaurants food was great! However, the manager ? seating us could definitely use a “personal touch lesson”. After all, if he is the first person you see, he should be welcoming. Otherwise, we had a great waitress and the food was wonderful! We had...a shrimp dish and ravioli We read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor reviews and even told the gentleman at the door.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 4, 2023

I cannot imagine how this place gets the best TripAdvisor rating. I ordered Chicken scallopini and it was two deep fried hockey pucks. It was inedible, as well as quite expensive. The rest of our party of 5 were just as unhappy with their pasta...meals, although at least they cost less. Avoid this place.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2023

We had an amazing meal, and Alan, the maître d’, and Christian the chef and our sweet waiter were so helpful as we needed a puréed menu for one individual in our group. They were fantastic going above and beyond accommodating us.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed October 25, 2022

Food is good, not fantastic, service as well. I was hoping this would be an authentic, family owned Italian restaurant. It was obvious that it was not so much. Wine selection very limited, a major downfall for an Italian restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022

We were traveling through the area on a Saturday and had a lovely lunch here. Food, service and atmosphere were very nice. I think they only serve lunch on the weekends? Wish it had been warm enough to sit on their patio!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Hi Deb. Absolutely and we take allergies very seriously. I would suggest calling and talking to out GM or Exec Chef. Or I'd be happy to have either call you. Thank you Barb
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